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Finger Lakes Health News 2014
Julianna Tyler receives Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Certification
Geneva General Hospital is proud to announce that Julianna Tyler, PT, MS, OCS received her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Certification.

Orthopedic Clinical Specialists are recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as individuals whose clinical specialization in orthopedic physical therapy demonstrates knowledge, skill and experience exceeding that of an entry level physical therapist. The specialist certification program was established to provide formal recognition for physical therapists with advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in this special area of practice and to assist consumers and the health care community in identifying these physical therapists.

The credentials of Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) are designated to those individuals who have successfully become board certified clinical specialists in the areas of orthopedics. At a minimum, therapists who receive this clinical distinction have completed 2,000 hours of direct patient care in the area of orthopedics and have successfully completed a rigorous written examination.

As of July 2014, there were 9,505 board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialists in the United States and 417 in New York State. “We are very proud of Julianna for achieving this distinct honor. Our orthopedic patients will achieve their personal goals and experience positive outcomes by receiving the best physical therapy care possible with Julianna” states director of rehabilitation services, Deane Butler.

Tyler has been an outpatient physical therapist at Geneva General Hospital treating orthopedic patients for 11 years.
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